Dan is the best-selling author of three books: OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions (2018), THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization (2016) and FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (2013). Dan is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business.
Michael and his company Box of Crayons have worked with organizations around the world to help them do more of the stuff that matters…and less of the other stuff. His speeches are highly practical, interactive, and a good deal of fun. Participants leave focused and committed to do more Great Work…and with an action plan to help them do just that.
Lisa raced for 20 years as a professional triathlete. In the course of her career, she has won 11 IRONMAN races, 11 IRONMAN 70.3 races (1/2 IRONMANs), has several top 5 finishes at the IRONMAN World Championships, represented Canada on multiple National Teams and at the Pan American Games and was ranked top 5 in the world for a decade.
Mike has developed a unique perspective from 20+ years of working alongside a star studded list of world-renowned thought leaders, including: Dr. John Kotter, Dr. Stephen Covey, Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, Hyrum Smith, Steve Farber and Chris McChesney. Mike served in senior leadership and consulting roles with Kotter International, FranklinCovey, and Tom Peters Company. In addition to being a best-selling author, Mike is a leading authority on Unleashing Personal and Organizational Accountability, clients rely upon Mike’s solutions to; Accelerate Change, Shape Their Optimal Culture, Flawlessly Execute Key Strategies, Ignite Leadership Capacity at all Levels, and Amplify Employee Engagement, and Ignite Peak Performance.
For more than twenty years, Ms. Laverdière has played several roles in teams supporting major technological transformation programs.
With a solid foundation in project management acquired at the beginning of her career, Ms. Laverdière quickly made use of her training in psychology to assist program managers in all aspects of human resources management. Whether it is to support the hiring process or to ensure a work environment conducive to the formation of high-performance teams, she has been able to create alliances based on trust and respect. She has worked in companies of all sizes and supported managers with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Warren Macdonald’s life’s boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland’s (Australia) Hinchinbrook Island. Climbing to the Island’s tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh.
Victoria Turner is a certified executive coach, entrepreneur and an expert at helping professional women to get out of their own way.
Victoria believes that we are the biggest obstacles standing in our own way of the successes we desire at work and in life. No matter what the outcome may be: drive sales, a promotion, close a deal, lead a new team, increase confidence, self-promote, etc. The details around us will not change; it is how we choose to navigate them that can.